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on wednesday. prosecutors accused steven haze and another man in the rape, murder and burning of jennifer hawk petit, that's the mother and her two daughters age 11 and 17 back in 2007. the husband, dr. petit was savagely beaten but managed to escape from the basement where he was tied up. now he is pushing for the death penalty. my next guest says that should not happen. former federal prosecutor annmarie macavoy is my guest now. she was aligned with judy guiliani and john mccain, known for being tough on crime. and you say you're against the death penalty in this case? >> you know it's a horrendous case and certainly if there is any case that would warrant it this would be it, but unfortunately to be honest my views over the years have changed. when i was a prosecutor, and that was quite a few years ago i was straupb much lee in favor of the death penalty, although i never wanted to be the one to pull the switch or make the decision. but over the years, having seen how the legal system works, the mistakes that are made in the legal system, how people sometimes are pushed to plead to things,
. and explaining, i can't lose the whole democratic party. jennifer given is live at the pentagon. jennifer apparently the white house wants us to believe that they are happy with this book, why is that? >> reporter: in a way they are happy, because what comes out of this, look at the timing of when it was released, it's released before the midterm elections, have you a president with a very unpopular war, his democratic base doesn't want us to be in afghanistan, so they have this book being leaked out with private conversations between his national security team and him where he's in fact saying that i don't really believe in the troop surge that he signed off on sending 30,000 troops over there in the last year. that he is serious about an exit strategy, he wants them out by july 2011. this all plays into political hands because in essence it's saying that, yes i went along with my generals, along with the pentagon, i sent the 30,000 troops but i want them out almost as soon as they've unpacked. megyn: yet some of the quotes from his generals and his national security team in this thing a
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